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Michele Kelm-Helgen grew up in a family that lived, breathed politics.
As Brian Fitch Sr. faces first-degree murder charges in the shooting death of veteran officer Scott Patrick, some law enforcement officials are questioning whether a judge treated him too leniently.
Todd Hoffner's status as Minnesota State, Mankato's football coach remains unclear. The unpaid suspension might be over his use of university cellphone.
Jennifer Haselberger, 39, of St. Paul was honored in an editorial by the National Catholic Reporter for her courage in speaking out against Archbishop John Nienstedt.
Well-behaved Metrodome fans say goodbye to an era. Hometown heroes of all stripes helped build memories.
Cpl. Ethan Nagel was cited for rescuing a comrade from capture in Afghanistan by the Taliban while firing on the enemy and doing so while being wounded himself.
The stadium will have giant pivoting glass doors that open to the downtown Minneapolis skyline. Seven stadium decks will surround a field of artificial turf with two giant high-tech scoreboards at each end zone.
Keith Michael Novak, an intelligence analyst with the Minnesota National Guard, awaits a Monday court hearing after being accused of stealing information so he could make fake IDs for militia members.
The disagreement over 2 large signs had threatened the $400M project near the new stadium.
Minnesota's Catholic dioceses under pressure to make public the names of additional accused clerics.
The archdiocese's publication of a list of metro priests deemed to have abused kids is unprecedented in Minnesota.
As time runs out for the Dome, fans and dignitaries broke ground on new home.
An e-mail from the vicar general says 92 of its churches had at least one of the priests assigned to them over the years. The list will be posted online and printed Thursday.
The 2½-year mission to build a $1 billion new home for the Minnesota Vikings ceremonially kicked off Tuesday morning with a long-awaited groundbreaking outside the Metrodome.
Nearly 37 years after Rev. Jerome Kern sexually assaulted him, Al Michaud plans to file a report with St. Paul police documenting the assault in hopes that it will lead to criminal charges.
A lawsuit involving a Minnesota priest claims St. Luke Institute and the archdiocese concealed threat to minors.
He was an athlete, a car collector, a U.S. Navy scuba diver and a longtime middle school teacher. But it was his short stint…
As the Nov. 7 Vikings-Washington game approaches, American Indian activists had hoped to persuade officials that the Redskins nickname is offensive.
The Vikings, meanwhile, reportedly are "alarmed" that the project cost estimates have soared by $45 million and are talking with a "separate contractor" to explore pricing options and estimates.
As groundbreaking nears on a new stadium, the team finds it may have to trim some amenities like a parking garage and a skyway.
Opposition in St. Cloud centered on the location but was underlined by some nasty e-mails.
With no name and no concrete yet poured, the nearly $1 billion Vikings stadium has Minneapolis on shortlist with two other cities to host the game.
Season-ticket holders face license cost of up to $10,000 in new stadium.
Those fees -- raising $100 million of the Vikings contribution for the new stadium -- will range from a low of $500 per seat to a high of $10,000, per seat, with an average of $2,500 per seat.
A plan to fund part of construction with revenues from untested electronic gambling games was officially declared a bust last week. Potentially hefty fees for stadium seat licenses have again angered the governor and threaten to alienate loyal season-ticket holders.
Growing up near Coney Island in the 1930s, Gerard L. Cafesjian developed an affection for merry-go-rounds.So much so that when the Minnesota State Fair carousel…
Five years after bitter debate over an upstart terror group divided their Minnesota community, Somalis stand against Al-Shabab.
Minnesota Vikings owners Mark and Zygi Wilf have more than enough money to pay for their share of their team's new stadium, even if a New Jersey judge orders them to pay hefty punitive damages in a bitter real estate case, a top stadium official said Friday.
He wants to ensure Wilfs don't pass on stadium costs.
It's not necessary to wait for a New Jersey court ruling on the Wilf family finances for the authority to move forward with stadium, Metropolitan Sports Facilities Authority Chair Michele Kelm-Helgen said.
Vikings officials have agreed to provide analysts with more financial information on team owners Mark and Zygi Wilf, but fears continue to grow that construction of the new football stadium in downtown Minneapolis is falling behind schedule.
Lawyers for the Vikings owners will ask a New Jersey court next week to seal documents with the family's net worth.
Despite substantial progress on audit, stadium construction could still be delayed, an official warns.
Authority accuses plaza's owner of overstating value.
A Granite Falls, Minn., woman was shot to death in her home about 3:30 a.m. Monday and her boyfriend critically wounded, officials said.The public's help…
Any delays caused by a review of his finances would ripple through the construction schedule.
A racketeering specialist will be looking into finances of Vikings' owners after New Jersey case.
Despite some sharp criticism from one of its members, a Minneapolis commission approved the plan.
The governor and the Sports Facilities Authority are poring over the final details of the deal.
Turns out, there'll be no big-bang farewell for the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.Instead, the 31-year-old downtown Minneapolis sports venue that has played host to hundreds…
Recommendations include protecting birds and encouraging bikes.
With some prime tailgating lots near the new stadium targeted for development, the NFL team is working to fill the void and preserve a gameday tradition.
As the Metrodome enters its final months, the venue's operators are making plans to sell off everything from the seats to the scoreboards.
For decades, Michael Karkoc has lived a quiet life in Minneapolis. Now he stands accused of being a Nazi collaborator. All want to know — who is this 94-year-old Ukrainian immigrant?
The Associated Press reported Friday that a 94-year-old retired carpenter and father of six living for decades in northeast Minneapolis is a former Nazi SS officer.
On the wall of Jim Isaak’s office at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester hangs a framed reminder of that magical season 32 years ago.…
A 75-year-old comic book plucked from the walls of a western Minnesota house sold at auction for $175,000.
The five-block area would become home to two, 20-story office towers spanning 1.2 million square feet of space.
Planners are hoping people will gather there even when the Minnesota Vikings aren't playing.
Neighbors shared mixed reviews on the new Vikings stadium design, but welcomed its neighborhood impact.
Much-anticipated design is more likely to feature a movable wall or window than a retractable roof.
Dallas firm behind new homes for Cowboys, Colts will design Vikings stadium. HKS plans to solicit public input in coming weeks.
Sports authority now debating its five options, chairwoman says.
Potential details emerge for Vikings' $975 million new home.
Five firms competing to design a new home for Vikings showed off their work at Dome.
Mortenson is a familiar name on the local sports construction scene, having built new homes for the Twins, Wild, Timberwolves and University of Minnesota football team.
John Wood faces his most formidable building challenge yet: the nearly billion-dollar Vikings stadium in downtown Minneapolis.
Designers will unveil details of the Vikings' new home at the Guthrie Theater on May 13.
Headquarters: Dallas Resume: Designed two of the NFL's newest stadiums in Dallas and Indianapolis. Resume stuffer: Now known for retractable roofs, walls and windows. Quote:…
1. What will be built? The stadium financing legislation approved by Minnesota legislators and signed by Gov. Mark Dayton in May 2012 calls for a…
The Minnesota Vikings and University of Minnesota have reached a tentative agreement that will allow the NFL team to play at TCF Bank Stadium in…
School officials won't comment on why former football coach was removed from their payroll earlier this week
Parents won custody, but county officials will supervise.
Free tickets to the unveiling of the new Vikings stadium design will be available to about 200 members of the general public.
Sluggish sales of electronic pulltabs have legislators concerned.
Teen admits he was a lookout in two burglaries committed by Nick Brady, who was killed by a homeowner in a third break-in.
Byron David Smith, 64, has been indicted on first-degree, premeditated murder charges in the deaths of Haile Kifer, 18, and her cousin, Nick Brady, 17, as they broke into his home.
Some see a Little Falls man defending his home. Others see two teens executed.
The Star Tribune won for local reporting on a spike in infant deaths in poorly regulated home day cares and for editorial cartooning.
But she fears baby boy could be harmed by the powerful drugs.
A legal fight over custody and medical treatment of a 4-month-old boy who has tested positive for HIV kicked off in a southern Minnesota courtroom Monday with the boy's grandmother saying that she would take him off the drugs used to treat his infection if she could legally do so.
After spending the past seven weeks in a hospital crib connected to a feeding tube and powerful drugs, 3-month-old Rico went home Friday. But the legal battle between his parents and a southern Minnesota county over custody and supervision of his care is far from over.
Three complaints led to the ban by a state board, which faced questions about discipline process.
Minnesota's medical board doesn't provide access to malpractice awards and other records that are readily available in other states.
An artist and a veteran have become fast friends while creating a memorial for generations to come.